Fuck John Mccain. You can only coast on IMMUH WAR HERO for so long. He's a terrible terrible blight on the republican party. He did finish last in his class at Annapolis, and iirc he has a terrible flight record, having crashed almost every aircraft he was assigned.
We can thank Mccain for Obama winning in 08. He;s another establishment good boy who believed it was "his turn" despite being completely mundane and uninspiring to the voting population.
Mccain fired first at trump, and now trump is making moves to unseat Mccain. God Bless the Donald.
Also theres a huge difference between being an anointed son of a military dynasty of admirals going to the most prestigious government academy in the nation (which requires political connections to gain admission) and Joe blow from anytown, heartland USA who turned 18 in 1967 and got his draft # pulled and was assigned infantry and did two years in Nam.
Naval officers, especially aviation, are the modern equivalent of knights and nobility playing war while the peons down in the trenches do the dirty fighting.